HRExaminer v10.46

Jason Seiden writes, “If you read only a single article this year about how to lead an HR function, make this the one, it’ll make you smarter.” 5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions.

Textio delivers augmented writing. With its first implementation as a bias reducer in job ad creation, the company started down the road to understanding the meaning of the words you use. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Textio — Organizational Transformation Tool.

With the largest deployment of intelligent tools in the industry (over 600 accounts using their Perception tool alone), Ultimate Software pioneered the idea of making AI the heart of the service. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Ultimate Software — Most Effective Broad Deployment of AI Tools.

John Sumser talks with Ellen Nussbaum, the CEO at Humanyze, a pioneer in organizational analytics. Born from the MIT Media Lab in 2011, the company provides advanced research in organizational network analysis and behavioral science. Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and serves on the Board of Advisors of WGBH, a leader in public broadcasting and content creation. Listen to Ellen Nussbaum from Humanyze.

On HRTech Weekly: KronosWorks 2019, ADP BuyBack, Ceridian Secondary Public Offering, New PeopleStrong President, HireVue in AI ethics hot seat for their facial recognition hiring tool, and Amazon launches AWS Data Exchange.


5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions

On November 11, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jason Seiden, by Jason Seiden
You poor thing. You need to make a smart HR Technology decision for your organization! What do the best minds, steeped in experience recommend? Take counsel from Jason Seiden in his article, 5 Steps for Making Smarter HR Technology Decisions.

HRExaminer v10.45

Sexual harassment is a nearly tone-deaf label for what happens in the workplace. In Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, John Sumser explains how the stories of complicity through silence, intimidation by leaders, and the executive desire to look good will leave you feeling nauseated. If you are in HR, please read this book and then look around you and see what’s happening.

Why haven’t job board products evolved? Jeff Dickey-Chasins is a good person to ask (he’s known as The Job Board Doctor after all). With Recruitment Product Offerings, Change is Slow.

Data sourcing, quality, and control are at the heart of SwoopTalent and they’re doing a spectacular job of managing the quality of large volumes of sourcing data. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: SwoopTalent — Automated Data Lake Management, Sourcing.

Talespin’s most observable offering is Barry, the AI character you can fire over and over again. Talespin is important because we’re entering an era where full productivity can be reached in radically reduced time due to XR-powered practice environments. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Talespin — Best Virtual Reality Deployment.

On HRTech Weekly: IHRIM launches Refreshed HRIP Certification, Symphony Talent Acquires SmashFly Technologies, Workday Announces Intent to Acquire Scout RFP for $540M, ServiceNow To Acquire Cognitive Search Capabilities of Attivio, and JPMorgan tests its Amazon-Berkshire health venture on bank employees.


With Recruitment Product Offerings, Change is Slow

On November 5, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, by Jeff Dickey-Chasins
“Why haven’t job board products evolved? Is the lack of employer demand driving the lack of interest in non-job-ad offerings? Or is the failure of job boards overall to offer non-job-ad options driving the reinforcement of existing buying behavior?” - Jeff Dickey-Chasins

HRExaminer v10.44

If you were designing a future-orientated review of a well-regarded, high performing HR function how would you do it? Dr. Chris Andrews wants us Shooting for the Stars and shares his Criteria for a Review of a Well-Regarded HR Function.

Phenom People is the largest provider of the next generation of recruiting tools. The co-founders insist that they are more interested in reaching their goal of “helping a billion people find the right job,” than making lots of money. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Phenom People — Talent Experience Management.

Modern Hire are thoughtful and ethical technologists that provide Predictive Hiring through Assessment and Interview Technology. They’re on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Modern Hire — Open Standards Leadership in AI for HRTech.

John Sumser talks with Eric Sydell the EVP of Innovation at Modern Hire (formerly Shaker and Montage). Eric has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is passionate about applying machine learning, and deep learning in particular, to candidate data. Listen to Eric Sydell from Modern Hire.

On HRTech Weekly: A New Twist on Employee Tenure, Workforce Logiq acquires ENGAGE Talent, Benevity Funding and Corporate Social Responsibility, Creepy or Game Changing: HireVue’s AI Facial Recognition, and Kincade Fire Donations. Plus, our industry bids a fond farewell to Charles Coy.


Shooting for the Stars: Criteria for a Review of a Well-Regarded HR Function

On October 28, 2019, in Dr. Chris Andrews, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by Dr. Chris Andrews
“If you were designing a future-orientated review of a well-regarded, high performing HR function how would you do it?” - Dr. Chris Andrews

HRExaminer v10.43

“You can have a flight risk calculator up and running in no time. Whether or not it actually works and whether or not you really want to use it are separate things,” writes John Sumser. You can take your chances with Flight Risk Thinking.

Oleeo is the fifth of twelve organizational profiles appearing on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Oleeo focuses on candidate engagement from when someone enters the recruiting pipeline. Check out Oleeo and their Candidate Engagement Platform.

Paychex has well over half a million clients, delivers payroll services to nearly ten-percent of the American population, and is busy proving that large databases and use of broad-spectrum AI tools can make a big impact. The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: Paychex - Payroll and Basic HR Services.

John Sumser talks with Don Sull, cultureX co-founder and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Author of five books and ten best-selling Harvard Business Review articles, The Economist named him “a rising star in a new generation of management gurus.” Listen to Don Sull.

On HRTech Weekly: Stacey and John talk about Ceridian INSIGHTS, Research Headroom, Calculus and Probabilistic Decisions, ServiceNow and Bill McDermott, Oracle, SAP, Analyst Relations, Pay on Demand, and #BlameItOnTheFire.


HRExaminer v10.42

John Sumser picks up where we left off last week with his reviews of the 12 award-winning technology wizards that make up The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. Athena Karp’s HiredScore makes an amazing AI candidate discovery and matching “brain” that’ is used for sophisticated silo-specific search with results that seamlessly integrate with their client’s HR Tech stack.The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist: HiredScore - Data Driven Sourcing Technology.

KeenCorp is next up on The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist. John Sumser explains how KeenCorp analyzes a company’s digital communications to identify cultural ‘hot spots’ in need of attention. Check out KeenCorp’s Cultural Management Tool.

Mya is a well known chatbot that exemplifies the part of intelligent tool development that learns from doing. John Sumser has the details on Mya Systems - Conversational AI.

John Sumser talks about bias with Judd Kessler & Corinne Low who are both Associate Professors in the Business Economics and Public Policy Department at The Wharton School. They’ve just published a ground-breaking study on a new way to evaluate employer preferences for job candidates that they call Incentivized Resume Rating. Listen to Corinne Low & Judd Kessler on HRExaminer Radio.

On HRTech Weekly: Stacey Harris and John Sumser talk about the Workday Rising Event, SAP, and Glassdoor.


HRExaminer v10.41

On October 11, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, John Sumser, Maren Hogan, Weekly, by John Sumser
Listen to our exciting annual HR Tech Conference Special recorded in Las Vegas last Friday with Stacey Harris and John Sumser. It’s all on this special edition of HR Tech Weekly.

John Sumser just announced The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist for intelligent tools and AI in HR. HRExaminer has selected twelve stand-out solutions to profile and acknowledge this year. Each represents a different value proposition and core functionality across the entire spectrum of the industry.

For our first profile from The HRExaminer 2020 Watchlist John Sumser puts the spotlight on Capacity — a leader in the Knowledge Management with Conversational Interface category.

Americans keep quitting their jobs in record numbers. Maren Hogan has some good news along with 3 Ways to Retain Employees and Stop the Bleeding.

On this Thursday’s HR Tech Weekly: Stacey and John wrap up their feedback on The 2019 HR Tech Conference, John discusses his new HRExaminer report: The 2020 Index of Intelligent Tools in HR Technology, Stacey has reactions on the roll-out of the latest Sierra-Cedar Annual Systems Survey, Plenty of AI Talk, Recruiting, Montage/Shaker, funding news, and more.


3 Ways to Retain Employees and Stop the Bleeding

Great news! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 3.6 million people quit their jobs in July 2019 in the U.S. “Wait. Turnover is bad for me. Why is this good news?” “Great question,” writes Maren Hogan.